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Jul 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT
weekend. lester? >> thank you. >>> when we come back, our conversation with jill biden, the vice president's wife teaming up with the first lady to make a difference for military families. >>> later, the release of casey anthony and serious concerns about her safety. >>> and catching the fever. american women inspiring a new generation to get in the game. >>> tonight, jill biden leading a u.s. delegation to germany to cheer on the u.s. women's soccer team in their world cup championship match tomorrow. back at home, dr. biden has spent much of this year rallying on behalf of a more personal cause. the families of u.s. military members who pay their own price in service to the country. >> come on! >> nothing can rain on jill biden's mission. outings like this to a chicago cubs game with military families help her spread the word about their sacrifices. >> some of those families have soldiers who have been deployed three, four, five times. so, they've been through this a lot, but you can see how strong and resilient they are, and they really make america proud. >> each of us can sh
CNN
Jul 10, 2011 6:00am PDT
, which is what the president wants to do. you had an negotiation with cantor and kyl and biden. so what he's saying, let's go there, there's no taxes, and there are cuts right there, but why don't you also get a balanced budget. >> you could also being looking at trying to help with medicare, and the republicans say they want to do. take a look at medicaid and look at social security in exchange, it seems to me what has occurred or what has reported to have occurred is speaker boehner went along with the idea that you would end the tax cuts for the wealthy u.s.iest among us, and n overhaul with tax reform and what is wrong with that? >> a lot of things are wrong with it. who are you going to tax for small business -- >> these are individual tax rates. yes, some businesses, but only a small portion file under individual tax rates? >> look at the data. if you look at the data from 2001 to 2007, companies with 500 employees or less added 7 million jobs, and all the job growth starts with small business. >> how many of those file individually? >> the majority. look at the data. if you look
CBS
Jul 3, 2011 11:30am EDT
panic. what the republicans will do is wait until about july 20th, and then take the biden cuts, all the biden cuts in social programs, tie them to the debt ceiling, and pass them in the house and send them to the senate, so you've got your debt ceiling raised for one year, with the biden cuts. i think the democrats, the president of the united states, will have to sign that. the republicans have an enormous weapon here and they've got the whip hand by just sending over these debt ceiling increases with cuts on them, again and again and again. that's how it will play out. >> are you saying the senate will be become part of the annual budget? >> i think the debt ceiling battle could -- that cook a six- month thing or one year thing every year. republicans have a whip here, john, to force cuts in social spending year after year after year. if they play the game right. >> but across the senate, it's going to be in a legal instrument, congressional -- that's the budgets. >> sure -- no, the house will pass the debt ceiling. >> within the budget? >> no, with these cuts on it and just
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2011 6:00am EDT
along with them. the situation where you saw boehner say we have to go with the biden cut is right. boehner can put together his entire caucus, the majority, bring along a few democrats, pass the biden cuts, send them to the senate and work with manchin and pass their budget cuts and send it to barack obama's white house and say take it or leave it, mr. president. he will take it. the republicans are in the seat. if they would only realize it, get the taxes off the table, pass an extension of the debt ceiling. if it's only for ten months fine. get cuts. the market, look, the ten year bond is getting 3%. they are not panicking. they know a deal can be made. >> if they go the biden way, you are talking act the mess of discretionary spending, the tax code. even the wall street journal says the tax code needs to be reformed. it allows corporations to pay zero, billionaires to pay 14% of taxes and people making $1 million or more to pay on average 18% of their taxes. if you go for the biden deal, it's off the table and you don't touch entitlements and suddenly, there's no long-term econ
Univision
Jul 22, 2011 6:30pm EDT
cámara de representante biden le da la espalda al presidente obama. este es su noticiero univisión con jorge ramos y maría elena salinas. >>> qué th@ comenzamos el noticiero con u desafío de los republicanos al presidente de esth@noticiero u. john biden le envió una carta al presidente obama, retirándose de las negociaciones paraunivish@n. si republicanos y presidentes no se ponen de acuerdo el próximo quiebra vamos en vivo con fernando pizarro en washington qué dijo el presidente?. >>> muy buenas tardess maría elena bueno se acabó el plazo para las con vversaciones sobrea deuda advirtió el presidente obama, luego que el presidente de lh@noticiero univisionh@unh@ imposibilidad según él a un acuerdo, ahora el presidente necesitaba una explicación para este sábado ¿cómo estados unidos puede evitar en el cumplimiento de los pagos de su deuda el 2 de agosto próximo?. biden por su lado acusó a la casa bln casa blanca de cambiar términos de la negociación. los demócratas estabanhmolestos por unaion supuesta negociación entre la casa blanca y los representant republi
FOX News
Jul 6, 2011 11:00pm EDT
acquittal. also, vice president biden saying some controversial things to union workers. >> i'm not supposed to say this. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. dumb, beyond a reasonable doubt. as i said last night it would be unfair to disparage the jury in the case of casey anthony in the acquittal without first hearing from them. but they don't want to talk. who could blame them. acquitting this woman has caused a national outrage. so far, only one alternate juror has explained the acquittal. >> i don't think the prosecution was able to show how she died, what was the motive, what was the motivation. >> in your opinion, did casey anthony get away with murder? >> no, she did not get away with murder. >> bill: , again, it is hard to me to criticize that man, i don't know him. but i do know there was so much evidence in the case, so many bizarre things done by casey anthony that to let her walk away from the death of her two-year-old is astownding. it is astounding. the o
NBC
Jul 10, 2011 8:00am EDT
simply not flying with the democratic caucus. now, it's back to square one. vice president biden had been leading some talks. a package worth about half of that, about $2 trillion. the problem is republicans had already walked out of that over the issues of tax increases. all sides will meet here again tonight. tonight at 6:00. meanwhile, the clock is ticking towards that august 2nd deadline of default of u.s. credit. lester? >> they're getting together tonight, how long a session is this? will they try to hammer this out this evening? >> you know, the hopes are definitely being downplayed. they are really walking back any expectations. obviously, especially over the developments of last night. they're going to have to go to square one. any deal that they're talking about now have to be cleared with both the house democrats and republicans, as well as on the senate side. that could take weeks. meanwhile, it it will take quite some time. if they have it, they will even write the bill. that august 2nd deadline, lester, is really looming. >> thanks. we're joined by moderator of "meet th
CNN
Jul 31, 2011 10:00am PDT
only is he speaking with the vice president, former senator joe biden, also speaking with the president, former senator barack obama. they're having a good conversation. he told you, i like these guys. he was very upbeat, very positive. >> well, they're listening to him, wolf, which is why he likes them. he doesn't like them so much when they're not listening to them. >> he seems to like biden and the president more than he likes harry reid. >> i think mitch mcconnell -- don't forget, joe biden is essentially the chief congressional liaison for this white house. >> president of the senate, by the way. >> exactly, and a former senator in good standing with people on both sides of the aisle. what i've been told by some republican senators is that joe biden, contrary to popular belief, is actually a good listener and that he's easy to deal with and, as one republican senator said to me this week, he said, you know, joe biden knows how to close a deal. and that's what's very important. and he was making a distinction i think between joe biden and barack obama. he said when you tal
CNN
Jul 10, 2011 9:00am PDT
, with kyl, with biden. they've gotten to $2.4 trillion in cuts. so what he's saying is, let's go there. there's no taxes, there's cuts right there. why don't you also get a balanced budget. >> you could also being looking at trying to help with medicare, and the republicans say they want to do. take a look at medicaid and look at social security. in exchange, it seems to me what has occurred or what has reported to have occurred is speaker boehner went along with the idea that you would end the tax cuts for the wealthiest among us, and then an overhaul with tax reform and what is wrong with that? >> a lot of things are wrong with it. for one is, who are you going to tax as small business? think for one moment -- no, no. >> these are individual tax rates. yes, some businesses, but only a small portion of small businesses file individual tax a rates. >> look at the data. if you look at the data from the end of the last recession to this current one, 2001 to 2007, companies with 500 employees or less added 7 million jobs. companies with 500 employees or more cut a million. all the job gro
MSNBC
Jul 5, 2011 4:00pm EDT
. strategists on both sides of the aisle, a radical shake-up for 2012. joe biden moving to secretary of defense ahillary clinton indicating she's not interested in another four years. and on the democratic ticket, new york governor andrew cuomo tapped to become president obama's running mates. that's what the former gop boss bill powers is predicting and he's not the first. former democratic mayor of san francisco willie brown who joins us in a minute propose the same idea not long ago. brown said, he's a big name a big state governor and a democrat taking on the issue of public employee salaries and pensions, plus he looks good. cuomo just wrapped up his first six months as governor with a huge win for gay marriage. and seems lack in cuomo. the way he balanced with no tax hikes and fought for savings in medicaid and public pension opinions so is cuomo mania one of the latest confirmed rumors or is all the buzz proof that democrats know they need a jolt to boost obama's odds next year, given the dismal economy? joining us now, with a definitive answer, a man howho' seen ace share of rum
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2011 9:00am EDT
that was partially negotiated in the biden talks may not have the votes to pass. and democrats right now are enjoying what appears to be a little bit of a tense relationship between house speaker john boehner and majority leader eric cantor. here's what we don't know. when do we get to the point where somebody blinks. on the biden plan, this is what we know. they did agree to about $1.5 trillion in cuts, but what we don't know is how much more is going to go up without some sort of tax increases. as for house republicans, boehner went out there, he never publicly came out for any of these tax hikes, but behind the scenes, it was clear something was going on, but the problem was, he had no support inside his republican conference, very little support. eric cantor made that clear, and according to one democratic source from last night's meeting, eric cantor did all the talking last night. now, yesterday, even as the grand bargain was rolled out, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell praised the president for putting entitlements on the table. >> i commend the president for putting m
FOX News
Jul 2, 2011 2:30pm EDT
are you gaffe prone. if you get labeled being gaffe prone like joe biden, like harry reid, then they're going to look for those instances and that's just not barack obama. he's not a dan quayle. it's less than a liberal or conservative, it's are you gaffe prone. and unfortunately for congresswoman bachmann. she's taken advantage of it. all of this attention has helped name recognition and doing better than people expected her to do. the comparisons that we've seen though from some who have written, comparing her to bloomberg and to donald trump where it gets ridiculous. >> jon: she has better hair than donald trump. we've talked about joe biden before and doozies, but usually seems to get a pass. >> the biden list is long list. and i agree with what jehmu says, certain candidates get certain reputations and the media gave them that reputation, it would be hard to statistically figure out who made the most gaffes, if you're on the trail all the time, you will make mistakes, either party, both parties and just the media pick on some and not others. >> i think, you know, thinking a
CW
Jul 3, 2011 9:00pm CDT
. >> vice-president joe biden was in town today addressing the gathering of the national education association and expressing the obama administration's support for educators hoping to keep their blessing as the 2012 campaign continues to gear up. >> one day before their expected vote on a presidential endorsement, vice president joe biden spoke to the national education association today an assembly that includes delegates from 10,000 local unions with more. >> were not for the inspiration of love and guidance of at least one or two of our teachers. >> his 30 minute address was part of a repeatedly attacking the republican party in front of an audience that spent $50 million during the last presidential contest to support president barack obama. the gop does not see a quality education as a vehicle to a better future. >> we can either afford it or that it should be deemed priority this new republican party emphasized this new republican party has a different philosophy, this is not your father's republican party. >> biden says education is about more than just what is in the class
MSNBC
Jul 6, 2011 6:00am EDT
, things like that. there's a consensus to cut that. that is limited. the biden talks identified $1 trillion worth of stuff, including medicare cuts that are acceptable. you are not going to get to the numbers you need to without increases. wall street journal agrees with. bill clinton said a corporate income tax rate increase. the highest in the world, drop the rates of corporate rates down at the same time we get rid of the loopholes. you can get a republican deal on that. a short term deal on that. if you go for straight increased revenue. >> you are not going to get revenue for that. >> senator john cornyn says republicans will not agree to raising taxes. in direct ways, such as closing tax loopholes and ending certain subsidies. >> let me be as clear as i know how. we are not for raising taxes during a fragile economic recovery. it will make unemployment worse, not better. it's the bottom line as far as i'm concerned. >> the back door is closing loopholes. >> he's closing the back door as well. i do not believe we can get a budget deal, anything more than trims around the edges
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2011 12:00pm EDT
vice president biden. john boehner it's interesting going on conservative radio almost really protecting his flank saying i would never agree to anything that would have massive tax increase that's not the solution right now. we can't tax job creators. repsych allege lot of talking points over the last few days. quite interesting to say look, you don't think about your re-election, i won't think about mine. if that really were the case, they would be willing to do all the tough things. >> i think the word is foolsome at that point. >> you're seeing election politics tt always play a role coming into fruition in the debt talks. >> i'm reminded of an old movie where co-cheese wants to smoke the peace pipe and geronimo wants to fight. >> before my time. >> thank you luke russert. thank you everybody. thank you all and of course kristen welker reports from the white house. i'll be back with a show from "hardball." the news gods are good to us. we have new stories to work on every night. now the debt getting hotter between now and august 2nd. with coverage continuing here on msnbc
FOX News
Jul 20, 2011 8:00pm EDT
leak in the kitchenette area. >> bill: you know who you should be in a winnebago with. joe biden. biden and miller. i would pay. that would be the biggest reality show. we could sell it to oprah's network. >> there are no words to match mckinley moment. this moment. listen, billy, i kind of like palin and the bus. i like the whole family in the bus. reminds me of the part ridge hunter family episode or something. ♪ come on now and be everybody ♪ >> where they are all out there together come on let's shoot something. >> bill: i remember that. >> i dig it. >> bill: just before we heard that willie nelson wanted to get on the bus but they wouldn't let him. >> i left three toes in korea for this country and this is the thanks i get. >> there you go. >> bill: some chinese people are coming to the white house again. i didn't know it. >> they invite themselves now. china owns so much of this country it is like don corleone telling you his daughter is getting married he needs a wedding cake. you jump. by the way, i can't believe they even let biden near the two guys from china. the vis prem
NBC
Jul 12, 2011 12:35am PDT
vice president biden. [ laughter ] this is the "yep, definitely hair plugs." [ laughter ] here's another lesser-known expression comes out every once in a while. it's called the "i love a big mouth full of weiner." [ laughter ] [ audience ohs ] >> steve: it's a hot dog. >> jimmy: man enjoys hot dog, yeah. >> steve: yeah. it's american. it's apple pie. >> jimmy: yeah. he should've have had apple pie. >> steve: yeah. no. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: here's another. this is from obama's meeting with former california governor, arnold schwarzenegger. this is the "dad?" [ laughter ] this expression is one of my favorites. i call it the, "ha ha ha ha, tase her." [ laughter ] here's another expression from a couple months ago, when obama met the queen of england. this is the "i loved you in 'titanic.'" [ laughter ] >> steve: [ as an old lady ] "and then my jewel fell off the boat. [ laughter ] and i saved a naked picture of myself." >> jimmy: "here's a naked picture of myself when i was --" >> steve: [ as bill paxton ] "oh, lady, i don't want to see that." that was bill paxton. >> jimmy
FOX
Jul 5, 2011 5:30am EDT
presiddnt joe biden is &&pjoining the twitter craze. &phe's goo housanns oo followers, but isn't pind out who..- who.
CNN
Jul 30, 2011 7:00pm PDT
biden and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell who spent years together in the senate very familiar with each other and biden, of course, led those biden talks that went on for months and sketched out a framework between democrats and republicans. i think it's important to note just in how things could play out or really what this means with the delay in the vote. but delaying this vote in the senate from what would have been 1:00 a.m. sunday morning to 1:00 p.m. sunday by 12 hours, would allow time should there be some discussions, some movement toward some agreement between the white house and senate republicans, it would allow time for the bill to be amended. this is something that's very important and i'm hearing this from democratic and republican sources that it would allow time for that bill to be amended if some sort of framework would be worked out. i think it's also important to take note that one of the big issues that the white house has had with the house republican plan and what's really been seen as an area that needed to be negotiated and really could be the thing th
FOX
Jul 4, 2011 5:30pm EDT
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FOX News
Jul 5, 2011 5:00am EDT
tbas leak in the kitchen area. >> you know who you should be in the winnebago with, joe biden? biden and miller. that would be the biggest reality show. we could sell it to oprah's network. biden on the road again. >> he can get into the car pool lane with whatever that thing is on his head, that is how distinct that is. >> bill: an extra passenger you're saying? >> yes, that's what i'm saying. billy, i like palin in the bus and the whole family in the bus. reminds me of the part ridge hunter family episode or something where they are all out there together, some on let's shoot something. >> bill: i remember that. >> i dig it. >> bill: we heard just before air time that willie nelson wanted to get on the because but they wouldn't let him because he had his suit case and he wouldn't open it and show them what was in it. >> say to willie what is in the case and he says let's just say it is organic and sustainable. >> bill: not an easy bus to get on. we are trying to get waters on the bus. he was hitch hiking injure the bus goes.ever >> i think they should sell ad space. she shou
FOX News
Jul 4, 2011 5:00am EDT
more about are you gaffe prone. if you get labeled being gaffe prone like joe biden, like harry reid, then they're going to look for those instances and that's just not barack obama. he's not a dan quayle. it's less than a liberal or conservative, it's are you gaffe prone. and unfortunately for congresswoman bachmann. she's taken advantage of it. all of this attention has helped name recognition and doing better than people expected her to do. the comparisons that we've seen though from some who have written, comparing her to bloomberg and to donald trump where it gets ridiculous. >> jon: she has better hair than donald trump. we've talked about joe biden before and doozies, but usually seems to get a pass. >> the biden list is long li. and i agree with what jehmu says, certain candidates get certain reputations and the media gave them that reputation, it would be hard to statistically figure out who made the most gaffes, if you're on the trail all the time, you will make mistakes, either party, both parties and just the media pick on some and not others. >> i think, you know, thinki
NBC
Jul 5, 2011 11:00pm EDT
some think will take joe biden's place on the 2012 ballot addresses the reports for the first time. >> also here in washington, preparations under way for one of a kind spiritual gathering at the verizon center. good evening. i'm jim betts . >> we begin with the verdict that has stunned america, casey anthony not guilty of murdering her daughter. not since o.j. simpson has one case and one verdict captivated so many people. even casey's own parents appeared to be in shock and rushed out without acknowledging her. the six-week trial included some bombshell allegations, but it took jurors less than 12 hours to make up their minds. that was one of many reasons today's verdict surprised so many. jay gray starts us off from orlando, florida. >> as to the charge of first-degree murder, not guilty. >> reporter: after more than six weeks of testimony and more than 400 items entered as evidence -- >> as to the charge of aggravated child abuse, not guilty. >> reporter: decision was quick. the jury deliberating less than 11 hours and delivering a resounding message. >> as to the charming of a
PBS
Jul 16, 2011 6:30am PDT
the original deficit talks with joe biden. walked out of those. went into a meeting this week with the president, got into a bit of a tiff and has become sort of the spokesman for the republicans on this. so you see in a sense that he's a leader who wants to really represent this new group, which represents the base of the republican party. gwen: and which represents a real and enduring ideological divide. it's not like these republicans don't actually believe that raising taxes is going to hurt the economy. they actually believe it should be on the table but i was struck by hearing the president say he believes that too. >> i think there is an ideological divide. it has to do with the role of government. the republicans would like to use this confrontation to end up with a smaller government. the president believes the opposite. he's trying to clear the decks of the fiscal disaster so that he can do other things. he sees a more activist role of government. what's unfortunate is that in order for each of them to advance their cases and clarify their positions -- the president has c
WHUT
Jul 8, 2011 9:00am EDT
... the boehner, obama, biden talks, et cetera, do you get the sense there's a consensus on at least half of what needs to be done? >> there's consensus on the ckets of things that need to be involved but the message we were getting o of the biden talks is while the people at the talks felt they were moving forward there were people outside the talks who were not seeing this thing getting where it needed to go. republicans in particular thought the administration was not giving enough on discretionary cu up front which is where they count the most if you... you've got to start cutting the budget in 2012 and if if you put the cuts off until the out years republicans aren't convinced that's real. so it's not clear to what we believed was even sort of a consensus building in the biden talks was holding together outside of that room. and now we've got a consensus, i think, of the... if we want to go big that means we've got to tackle entitlements, we've got to do taxes and a lot on discretionary cuts. but it's hard to see that anybody has actually given. we've heard pelosi today reaffirm
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2011 1:00pm EDT
code. >> a lot of that was discussed by the biden group and we're talking about returning to that format, but some democrats say that the biden plan wouldn't even pass the senate. do you have 06 votes for the biden plan? >> no. i think -- look it's interesting that in the senate i believe there is support among democratings and republicans for the so-called bibb deal at least $4 trillion that's what it takes to fundamentally change our fiscal condition and get us moving in the right direction. but it does require both sides to give ground. it does require savings on the entitlement side of the ledger and revenue side of the ledger. after all revenues are the lowest they have been in 6 o0 years as a share of our national income. so those who say it's only spending they've got it half right because we do need to come spending. we to find a way to get more revenue out of a system that is hemorrhaging revenues to offshore tax havens, abusive tax shelters and tax expenditures who many of the best economists in the country including chairman greenspan including other distinguished econo
CBS
Jul 5, 2011 1:35am EDT
card companies could start charging us sky high interest rates. >>> joe biden marked the holiday by taking to twitter. in his first tweet he asked all of us to remember all of the troops in combat. if you want to follow mr. biden, his twitter name is at gp. >>> super skimming, stealing your debit and credit card information is a billion dollar business for thieves. how to keep it safe. >>> and what was supposed to be a fun fishing trip was >>> on a day when americans celebrate their independence in england, the british are paying tribute to one of our leaders. haig was the 40th commander in chief. >>> across the country, the skies are filled with patriotism tonight. but in kingston, tennessee, they're also filled with the ashes of a dead woman. 87-year-old katherine walker died in april with lung cancer. her family had her remains cremated. tonight they sent them up in the sky with some 4th of july fireworks. the reason? the family says watching the fireworks was one of walker's favorite things and she would want to be a part of tonight's festivities. >>> tonight search teams have g
FOX
Jul 4, 2011 6:00pm EDT
the 4th. >>> and celebrating with ronald reagan. we'll explain. >> vice president joe biden has joined twitter. sent out the first tweet today asking americans to take time to think of u.s. troops and their families on this holiday. the vice president known for his gap, don't expect to see many of those on zitter -- twitter. the vice president joe biden's am is at vp.  >> americans in london celebrated the 4th of july at griefnor square today with the -- grovenor square. the likeness of ronald reagan is celebrating the park and to end the cold war. greg palka has the story. >> reporter: americans celebrating independence day in london's griefnor square. a 10-foot bronze statue of ronald reagan adorns this park. and marking $100 years since the birth as relatives were helping and the cold war. the former secretary of state condoleezza rice said reagan would have a hard time imagining -- . >> a europe whole free and at peace. a europe in which we enjoy friendship and alliance with the former captive states in the trans-atlantic alliance called nato. >> reporter:
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2011 5:30am EDT
in the deficit reduction talks led by vice president biden. specifically the $2 trillion in cuts over the next decade, not the $4 trillion that president obama proposed. the figure includes around $1 froin in discretionary spending, $200 billion in medicare and medicaid, and roughly $200 billion to $300 billion in saved interest. sources familiar with the talks say after the presentation, president obama said the two sides might be able to reach consensus on about $1.7 trillion. but there's still a number of issues to resolve. at one point, republicans called tax increases bad for jobs. officials also say vice president biden exclaimed at one point, come on, man, let's get real. arguing the gop's resistance is not economic, but rather ideological. with the talks still in limbo, president obama held a news conference before yesterday's meeting, saying he still pushing for the largest deal possible. but he made it clear, he would veto any short-term fix, saying we will get this done by august 2nd. >> i will not sign a 30-day or a 60-day or a 90-day extension. that is just not an accepta
MSNBC
Jul 16, 2011 2:00am PDT
democratic from maryland. he joins me now. he's in on the biden talks when those were the center of the debt ceiling negotiations. congressman, we know at this point how this is going on the end. some sort of raise to the debt ceiling, some sort of cuts, but not the grand bargain. do you feel as if your party is politically in a better position today than a week ago when these talks began? >> chuck, i don't know what the end game is going to be. could take another turn. i'm not sure exactly where all the dynamics between the house and the senate are right now. what i do know is that the president said today that he still held out hope to try to get a grand bargain. speaker boehner said the same thing of course in the next breath, speaker boehner said he wasn't willing to close any of his corporate tax loopholes which have been an obstacle to get the deal done. again, i think there's a growing consensus that something will be pulled together, but i think there's a whole lot of -- there are a lot of hurdles along the way to go. >> president in the press conference finally put some detail
CNN
Jul 30, 2011 7:00pm EDT
action here is that vice president biden and minority leader mitch mcconnell, the republican in the senate, are in active conversations. it's noteworthy that sources here tell me it was mitch mcconnell who picked up the phone and first initiated contact with the vice president. they've spoken multiple times today as you've heard mcconnell say on the floor there. his to get off the phone to come and have this discussion on the floor with you, majority leader reid. so the point is we're moving -- they're moving, they're talking, they're moving toward something. and sources, you know, here say that there is awareness on all sides that no party line bill is going to raise the debt ceiling. >> okay. >> so that would be a shift. >> all right. so -- what you're saying, though, i would gather -- i'm not hearing it from the floor, but this is a moving story, there is some optimism that we are closer to a deal now, is that correct? >> reporter: you know, don, it really does depend on who you speak to. so as kate reported, you heard harry reid saying no, we're nowhere. there were glimmers of h
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